John Perry Barlow

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.John Perry Barlow

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But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.John Perry Barlow

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If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually regressive system that will assure you have a highly knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass.John Perry Barlow

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The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.John Perry Barlow

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Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales.John Perry Barlow

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I had always thought that the idea of love at first sight was one of those things invented by lady novelists from the South with three names.John Perry Barlow

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I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others.John Perry Barlow

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It didn't matter what we did or where we did it as long as we were together. We knew we'd found what most people either pursue in years of futile search or dismiss as a fantasy at the outset: the missing half of ourselves. The real thing.John Perry Barlow

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Google, Amazon, Apple. Any number of cloud providers and computer service providers who can increasingly limit your access to your own information, control all your processing, take away your data if they want to, and observe everything you do; in a way, that does give them some leverage over your own life.John Perry Barlow

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We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.John Perry Barlow

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Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales.John Perry Barlow

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I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods.John Perry Barlow

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In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance.John Perry Barlow

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The government targets 'Anonymous' for the same reason it targets al-Qaida - because they're the enemy.John Perry Barlow

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So I'm just waiting until one party or the other actually gets a moral compass and a backbone.John Perry Barlow

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The Internet may well disempower the nation state, but at the same time, it also strengthens certain specific state functions - like surveillance. As a political entity, it doesn't empower the nation sate. It creates the availability of much more data than the digestive system of the nation state could possibly assimilate.John Perry Barlow

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Any powerful technology has sauce for the goose and the gander... It's just an extension of humanity.John Perry Barlow

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Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.John Perry Barlow

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You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.John Perry Barlow

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Most libertarians are worried about government but not worried about business. I think we need to be worrying about business in exactly the same way we are worrying about government.John Perry Barlow

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Everyone seems to be playing well within the boundaries of his usual rule set. I have yet to hear anyone say something that seemed likely to mitigate the idiocy of this age.John Perry Barlow

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I don't know that I believe in the supernatural, but I do believe in miracles, and our time together was filled with the events of magical unlikelihood.John Perry Barlow

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I mean I look forward to the day when I can be Republican again.John Perry Barlow

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I'm still strongly opposed to antismoking laws, strongly opposed to any law that regulates personal behavior.John Perry Barlow

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They seem to have forgotten that, and are back saying the only purpose of P2P networks is for illegal trading of owned goods. We claim part of the reason for P2P is for legal trading of what ought to be in public domain. And what is in public domain in many cases.John Perry Barlow

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But generally speaking, I felt to engage in the political process was to sully oneself to such a degree that whatever came out wasn't worth the trouble put in.John Perry Barlow

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